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Bod-Inc: N-118

Nitzschewitz, Hermannus

Novum Psalterium Beatae Virginis Mariae.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r Nitzschewitz, Hermannus: Novum Psalterium Beatae Virginis Mariae [dedicated to] Frederick, Roman Emperor and Maximilian I, Roman Emperor. Incipit: ‘[F]actum hoc nouum et infrascriptum beate Marie virginis psalterium ad honorem . . .’ See F. K. Clajus, ‘Der Marienpsalter der Klosterdruckerei Zinna vom Jahre 1493', Das Antiquariat, 13 (1957), 193-6; E. Hühns, ‘Der Marienpsalter der Kloster Zinna', Beiträge zur Inkunabelkunde, 3rd ser. 6 (1975), 38-43; VL VI 1166-8.

L5v [Numai], Alexander: ‘Copia litterarum Allexandri Episcopi Forliuiensis legati a latere in partibus Germanie de confirmatione et approbatione fraternitatis psalterii virginis Marie.’ Incipit: ‘[A]llexander dei et apostolice sedis . . . Et si gloriosos celestis curie concines . . .’ Dated Cologne 10 Mar. 1476.


Imprint: Zinna: Press of the Cistercian Monastery (Johann Luce?), [c.1493-5.] 4°.

Remarks: On the identity of the printer see Ferdinand Geldner, Die deutschen Inkunabeldrucker, 2 vols (Stuttgart, 1968-70), I 268. As dated by CIBN; Polain dates [c.1494-6], Sheppard [not after 1496].


Collation: A B8 C10 A–F8 H8 [*]4 HH I–K8 L6.

Illustrations: Woodcuts: see BMC.


ISTC: in00260000

Hain: H *11891;

Goff: Goff N‑260;


Proctor: Pr 3226;

Others: BSB‑Ink N‑208; CIBN N‑150; Oates 1342; Polain 2895; Sack, Freiburg, 2604; Schreiber V 4859; Sheppard 2270.

LCN: 14540299


Copy number: N-118(1)

Leaf A1 mounted.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold- and blind-tooled diced calf; blue-edged leaves; blue marbled pastedowns and blue silk bookmark.

Size: 218 × 160 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 210 × 152 mm.

Occasional marginal notes, extracting key words, in red in the rubricator's hand. On the verso of the front endleaf bibliographical notes in Latin and in German in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century hands.

Two- and three-line initials (with extensions into the margins) and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Underlining of chapter headings and capital strokes in red. With rubricator's date 1496; see below.

Provenance: České Budějovice (Budweis), Bohemia, Dominicans, BVM; cancelled inscription on L6v: ‘Per me fratrem Caspar Pronner Lithomericensem est iste libellus incorporatus [i.e. rubricated; cf. another inscription in Goldschmidt I 32 n. 1] et emtus Anno domini 1496 in ottaua visitacionis virginis gloriose et pertinet conuentui Budwyensis'. Purchased for £1. 16. 0: see Books Purchased (1846), 31.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: 4° σ17.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 7.70.

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